EK Interview: Eckehard Fuchs

Eckehard Fuchs is a painter from Germany, residing in various cities throughout Europe. His paintings are equally playful and dark, muted yet colorful and curious. Sometimes abstract, and other times incredibly direct.  This interview is one of many from a roster of artists, as part of a ongoing collaboration with 5 Pieces Gallery, in Berne,…

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EK Interview: Steve Johnson

The work of Steve Johnson is as insightful as it is beautiful and detailed.  Each piece tells a story and his stories are universal, addressing the very differences and challenges humans encounter in their daily life.  To hear Steve tell it, the juxtaposition of rats and chickadee, though opposing, shouldn’t be boiled down to simple binary forces,…

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Susannah Martin

Susannah Martin is a NYU fine artist alumni that currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany. “I have always been fascinated by how artists throughout human history have chosen to represent our interconnection with nature through the nude and how these choices reflect their epoch. For the primordial artist, nature was home. When he drew images of…

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EK Interview: Joel Daniel Phillips

Joel Daniel Phillips will be the third awesome artist that Empty Kingdom is bringing down to Austin Texas for the ReCREATE:ATX show for this year’s SXSW!  Normally armed with charcoal, I can only imagine what Joel will be bringing to the wall.  Check out his interview for a peek into his inspiration, socially aware, candid,…

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Painted Photographs

The whimsical painted photos I’ve decided to share this week come from none other than the Los Angeles dwelling, multi-talented Shae Acopian Detar. As well as adding that extra-layer of awesome to her photographs with her talent for fine art, she also takes a hands on approach to her work, building and designing the set…

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EK Interview: Joshua Hagler

Joshua Hagler, previously featured October 2010 is a really cool dude, a gentleman of the highest order, and he is really really really patient, because this interview was owed to him a long time ago, and he was really nice about it the whole time. I’m sorry Josh, but we do love your work and…

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EK Interview: Alberto Mielgo

Alberto Mielgo has been all over.  His work is eclectic and awesome.  He’s completely honest, in both in his work and in the interview below.  Read it for a nice little dose of the real.  Not convinced?  Here’s a little snip: “They pay me to give my vision they don’t pay me to be a dead…

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EK Interview: Mike Shankman

Here’s what I know about Mike Shankman. He’s a hard working dude. He is patient. He’s talented. He loves painting deeply. I’m not sure if there’s anything else I need to know. Oh, and I do also know his paintings are a real treat in person! He is currently solo-showing at the prolific 111 Minna…

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EK Interview: Signal Gallery

Our second ever gallery spotlight is on Signal Gallery, a London gallery that focuses on contemporary painting, and has featured some seriously amazing work. Check out our interview with Chris Garlick to hear about what they do and where it all began …

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EK Interview: Andrew Newton

Andrew Newton‘s hyperrealism focuses on faces, skin, it’s hyperreal not only in the accuracy of his painting but in the emotion that it captures.  Like candid photos his paintings capture unique and revealing moments that speak deeply of their subjects. Newton will be collaborating with other artists under the group name ‘Repre’ for an upcoming…

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